[Air-L] [CfP] 50 years in Agenda Setting Research: Conference in July 2018 (U of Colorado Boulder)

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Thu Feb 1 11:17:49 PST 2018

50 Years in Agenda Setting Research: Past and Future Perspectives Conference
University of Colorado Boulder
July 18- 21, 2018

Deadline to submit abstracts: March 1, 2018
More information can be found at:

2018 marks the 50-year anniversary of the hallmark 1968 Chapel Hill study
where agenda-setting research as we know it was born. This initial study, a
collaboration between Max McCombs and Donald Shaw, has given birth to
thousands of subsequent inquiries spanning a wide array of academic
disciplines and media contexts.

To celebrate agenda setting’s important role in mass communication theory,
the College of Media, Communication and Information
<http://colorado.edu/cmci> at the University of Colorado Boulder
<http://colorado.edu> invites junior and senior scholars alike to attend a
three-day conference focused on past, present, and future applications of
the theory.

Join us as we celebrate the original theorists and trace the development of
agenda setting. All scholars conducting contemporary research rooted in
agenda setting are encouraged to attend. Areas of interest include, but are
not limited to: need for orientation, network agenda setting, agenda
building and agendamelding. New media applications of agenda setting, such
as studies of fake news and computational propaganda, are also encouraged.

Honored guests include the seminal theorists: Dr. Maxwell McCombs, Dr.
Donald Shaw and Dr. David Weaver. In addition, the conference will be
chronicled by *The Agenda-Setting Journal*, with editor Dr. Salma Ghanem
attending. All presenters will be encouraged to complete their work and
submit it to a special issue of *The Agenda Setting Journal* dedicated to
the conference. Top work from the conference will receive expedited
consideration for publication in the journal. The conference will be
highlighted by a plenary panel led by McCombs, Shaw, Weaver and Ghanem.

The conference will include a refereed paper session. To be considered,
authors should submit an extended abstract of no more than 750 words (not
including references) detailing the proposed study. Works in progress will
be considered, but preference will be given to abstracts with a clear path
to completion (e.g., data, clear research questions, initial analyses).
Abstracts should include background information on the author(s), including
an abbreviated bio that describes research that relates to agenda setting.
Please submit your proposal as a PDF to Christopher J. Vargo
<christopher.vargo at colorado.edu> Christopher.Vargo at colorado.edu no later
than Monday, March 1, 2018. Drs. McCombs, Shaw and Weaver will review the
submitted abstracts. Notification of acceptance will come on March 15.

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